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Fix Droopy Ears

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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For the first time an operation to correct ears was performed in 1900 by German surgeon, Jacques Joseph. Operations conducted on the ears is called otoplasty. Surgery to correct ears enjoy continued popularity among patient clinics of aesthetic medicine. Most often, in plastic surgery clinics treat patients with droopy ears. Droopy ears are not considered a strong defect does not affect the hearing. The problems of patients who undergo otoplasty are more psychological (teased as a child, joke) and aesthetic (protruding ears look ugly) character. Surgery to correct droopy ears can even children who have reached a six-year age.

Otoplasty – an operation conducted on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia (for children, usually under general). Duration of surgery sostavlyaetv average 30-40 minutes. The advantages of such an operation should include the fact that surgical intervention has no effect on hearing. The operation is more of an aesthetic nature. Otoplasty is of two kinds – cosmetic and reconstructive. Cosmetic otoplasty. Cosmetic otoplasty – it operation to correct irregular ear or droopy ears.

Technique: the back of the ear is cut, dissected and the excess cartilage is removed or tuck for the formation of ear correct form. During the operation, you can adjust and protruding earlobe, removing the excess of fat on the back side. Incision is made behind the ear in the crease, so that after healing and scarring was visible. There is also a method of laser otoplasty. Unlike the usual laser otoplasty is to use a laser scalpel, which makes the incisions are smaller and correspondingly less traumatize the ear. Reconstructive Otoplasty. Reconstructive Otoplasty – is to restore all or part of the ear. This operation is much more complex and consists of four phases. In the first phase of the rib cartilage cartilaginous skeleton of the patient create a future ear. On the second – this frame is placed in a subcutaneous pocket formed in place of the absent ear. When this frame accustomed (2-6 months), it is disconnected from the head with moving the ear lobe to the desired position, and in the field emerged BTE cover the wound with skin graft of the patient. In what form and deepen the tragus. After the operation: the patient is discharged through several hours after surgery.